At Orchid Digitals, Pune, we have a Yotta UV printer which can directly print on rigid objects. Using this ability, one of the products that we create for our customers on a pretty regular basis, are custom printed coasters. Personalized coasters bearing your loved ones image, your company’s logo or any design that you provide, make for an inimitable present.
Custom printed coasters can be used as a marketing tool
Personalized tea coasters bearing your company’s logo or product photographs make for a great marketing gift. They are always on or close to your client’s desk. The photos / logos help in instant recall of your company. They are not very expensive and most of all, once you hand them over, they make for great ice breakers and conversation starters.
Personalized coasters are also a fabulous gifting idea
But apart from the commercial angle, custom printed coasters make for a fabulous gifting idea for friends or family members. Image how cool it would be to have a set of coasters on your dining table or work desk, bearing close up photos of your kids and spouse.
Materials used for creating custom printed coasters
At Orchid, we create tea coasters out of MDF (medium density fibreboard) which is a sort of wood pressed into thin sheets. We also use white and clear acrylic to create coasters having a glass like feel. These sheets are first cut into 4 inch squares with rounded corners. Our laser cutters cut out the coaster blanks with a very precise finish. While most coasters are square, we can also produce nonlinear shapes like circles and triangles.
The next step is pretty simple. We push the coaster blanks into our UV printer and viola, your very own, personalized coasters are ready. While the white acrylic and wooden coasters get printed on the top surface, the clear acrylic coasters get printed from beneath (the lower surface). This give a beautiful back painted glass effect to the coaster.
Price for getting personalized coasters printed
|4 X 4 inch square MDF (wood) coasters||4 X 4 inch square clear acrylic back printed coasters||4 X 4 inch square white acrylic coasters|
|360/- for a set of 6||480/- for a set of 6||480/- for a set of 6|
|Coasters have a wood grain and burnt black edge which looks pretty cool||Image is reverse printed on the clear sheet of acrylic. This gives a nice back painted glass like effect||Image is printed on the top surface of the white acrylic coaster. The image has a slight raised effect which you can feel with your fingers|
GST on the above 18% extra
In case you are wondering how a rigid coaster gets printed upon, here is a short video clip, showing the same…